Bernard E. Malone, 92, of Greeley, formerly of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died Monday, April 8, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with Scripture Service at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester. Additional visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Burial with military honors: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Masonville, Iowa.
Bernard E. Malone was born July 27, 1926, in Coffins Grove, Iowa, the son of Edward and Belle (Burgin) Malone. He was a graduate of Lamont High School. Bernard was drafted in 1944 into the U.S. Army 232 Engineer Combat Company. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and was a member of the Strawberry Point American Legion. On April 12, 1947, Bernard married Elda Kenna at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lamont, Iowa. Together, they farmed near Lamont and Strawberry Point for 60 years. Bernard retired at the age of 80 and moved to town.
Bernard is survived by his children, Carolyn (Roy) Reicks of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Brian Malone of Newton, Iowa, Stuart (Elaine) Malone of Earlham, Iowa, and Steven (Tina) Malone of Greeley, Iowa; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; siblings, William “Billy” Malone and Vera (Malone) Skeries.
Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Elda Malone; his parents, Ed and Belle Malone; a grandson, Benjamin Malone; and a brother Jimmy Malone.
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